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and mitt romney is making up some serious ground against the president. this is "special report." >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. we are 29 days away from the presidential election. one major poll says the two candidates are dead even. another has mitt romney up by four. pew research has the governor with a 49 to 45 advantage over the president. among likely voters. romney trailed by eight points earlier in month in that poll. we look at the poll numbers and all the important electoral college count in just a few moments. but first, governor romney says the president's global vision puts american national security at risk. chief political correspondent carl cameron has specifics. >> at the virginia military institute in measured tone, mitt romney wants his toughest critique yet of obama foreign policy. >> america security and cause of freedom cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> romney said hope is not a strategy. administration policy weakened the u.s. and its allies while emboldening the enemies. >> with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability wi
. in a race that is as tight as it can get. the newest daily tracking poll has romney up 51-45 over president obama. a bigger spread than the real clear politic average of recent national polls that has romney up less than one point. president obama prepped for this in camp david before heading to florida. and romney stayed in florida, near the boca raton site. vice president biden campaigned in the crucial swing state of ohio, making two stops. starting in kansas. the latest two polls ther pollse from suffolk have the race tied at 47-47. 49-48. >> it is great to be back in colorado, god's country. >> bret: paul ryan campaigned in colorado. western part of the state in pueblo and durango. the latest poll there from rasmussen has the romney ryan ticket up 50-46. tuesday romney and ryan travelled together. the obama biden ticket zeros in to dayton, ohio. two weeks and one day to the presidential election. our weekly look at how the electoral college map is shaping up. joining me is karl rove. the former bush senior advisor in new york. with me in florida, democratic strategist joe trippi. look
national correspondent john roberts is tonight. >> ahead of the debate. romney is shifting the focus under a withering critique from fellow republicans he is making the campaign less referendum on the president, more a choice between who has the best policies, to lead the nation in the future. >> i represent a different course. i make sure young people have great jobs tomorrow and bright and prosperous future. that is the difference between us. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic policy. romney continues to hamer the president for what he calls a failed foreign policy? an op-ed in today's op-ed journal, romney declared the president is weakening the america's position in the world writing, "by failing to maintain the element of our influence and by stepping away from the allies, president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he does not understand in american policy that lax resolve can provoke aggressio aggression. and carriage disorder." after a weekend of debate prep in boston, romney left for denver an wednesday's big event. while the campaign played
: why are you dumping on the show just because obama was voting. >> bret: romney erases the gender gap with women while obama plays the abortion card to gain some of the points back. just # 2 days until america -- 12 days until america votes. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. down to an even dozen days until america heads to the polls. if you live in a handful of key states one of the two men on the presidential ticket has probably either visited or will visit an arena, stadium, gymnasium or airport near you. president obama is taking the shotgun approach, hitting several states. during a to-day marathon. today, romney is laserring in on perhaps the biggest electoral prize of all. chief political correspondent carl cameron begins our coverage from ohio. >> using a cincinnati machine shop as backdrop to ohio to promote job creation, mitt romney blasted the president for failing to offer an economic comeback strategy. >> the obama campaign doesn't have a plan. the obama campaign is slipping because he is talking about smaller and smaller things. des
on the campus of the university of denver, where in just about three hours president obama and romney will walk out on this stage behind me in the first of three debates in the next 20 days. tonight's session will be divided in to six 15-minute segments. allotted to topics related to the economy, healthcare and government. tens of millions of americans will be watching. according to the polls, most have already made up their minds. one recent poll says 7% of likely voters are still undecided. they will be the primary targets tonight. as the neigh watches. chief white house correspondent ed henry begins our coverage. >> in the run township the clash that will help decide whether he gets another four years, president obama stayed mum. leaving the heavy lifting yet again today to former president bill clinton in new hampshire, who made the case this is a choice about the next four years. >> the economy is not fixed. i am telling you, nobody can fix this much damage in four years. but the president's economic plan is better in the short run, better in the long run. >> reporter: the president made t
, hitting romney by going after the target rich ryan budget. strategy the obama camp signaled with a web video today. >> they haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> reporter: biden, though, could be on defense because unlike the first debate focused only on domestic issues this time half of the agenda is foreign policy. so the door is wide open for tough questions act security failures leading to the terror attack in libya. and the administration's mixed messages. then there are the gaffes. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: they may give ryan fodder, analyst note the vice president performs better when the speaking time is limited. >> in debates; particularly, against sarah palin four years ago he was disciplined. i don't think -- i think the republicans will be unwise to count on a biden gaffe. >> reporter: fox learned that the vice president was all over the place in his first debate prep session. that's why david axelrod and other top o
're done. >> bret: survey says, round one goes to romney. how both sides say he won the debate. how the president lost and where we go from here. this is "special report". good evening. i'm bret baier. mitt romney is hoping to take the ball and run with it after what was by most accounts a winning performance in the first of three debates with president obama. governor romney running mate, paul ryan, will be at a rally in virginia in a few minutes. the candidates are spreading out to some of the most hotly contested battle grounds after romney's gather not guilty virginia, he will move on to florida tomorrow. president obama had an event in denver, then in wisconsin today and goes on to virginia and ohio friday. we have fox team coverage tonight. jim angle has a fact check on last night's most heated issue, tax policy. ed henry has the obama campaign reaction. and we begin with carl cameron on the first debate. good evening, carl. >> hi, brett. the romney campaign could hardly be more excited about what happened last night. in fact, since the debate ended, they say they've been gett
defining? mitt romney emerged from the debates in better shape than he was at the start. wall street is hit by bad earnings reports. renewable fears of economic slowdown. the dow today plunged 243 points. its worst single day showing since midjune. the s&p 500 dropped 21. nasdaq fell 26-1/2. back to politics. the national race is perceived as dead even. the electoral contest has come down to handful of states. fox team coverage. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us about the president's last minute reboot. we go first to chief political correspondent carl cameron with where the challenger is and where he goes from here. good evening, carl. >> hi, bret. romney headed west to nevada to start his final barnstorming swing of the last two weeks across the most coveted battleground state in the country. no that the final debate is in the history books to declare it a triumph. >> these debates have super charged our campaign. there is no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support. with oar going to make sure that the campaign and the message of the
doing it to make mitt romney look bad? >> i was making no connection to romney. >> it's like munchausen syndrome by political proxy. >> end of show. >> see you tomorrow. spac>> good evening. i'm bret baier. welcome to special report. we're live tonight. the clock will start striking 6 here in ports mouth, new hampshire in just a moment. we have been touring several of the 12 battleground states as we count down. there it goes. to election day. 22 days from today. we've identified more than 30 key swing counties inside those states. they're all marked in yellow on this map. one of those is this one. rockingham county in new hampshire. the first ballots in the first in the nation new hampshire primary were cast in dicksville notch just after midnight 280 days ago. hard to believe. now in the remaining three weeks of this campaign, new hampshire's four electoral votes could conceivably be the difference between victory and defeat. more on that shortly. first, the headlines. president obama and mitt romney are both off the campaign trail today getting ready for tuesday's second d
romney says big bird's got to go along with jim lehrer. >> does anyone think it's strange that juan is defending pbs? >> i'm not saying. >> that's it for us, thanks for watching, have a great weekend, bye. >> did mitt romney's post debate victory hit a speed bump with the unemployment rate? we'll break down what the numbers mean. this is special report. good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama is hailing the jobs report, showing a drop from 8.1% to 7.8, as a sign the country has come too far to turn back now. his republican challenger says the new numbers are not the sign of a true recovery, in fact, he says they're telling a far different story. the government's household survey says that 873,000 people entered the work force. but the employer survey found 114,000 new jobs created, 10,000 of those in government. so, the difference, about 760,000 are apparently not full-time stable jobs, what's known as the real unemployment mark, the unemployed and those too discouraged to look for work remains unchanged at 14.7%. white house correspondent wendell goler begins our coverage of
exchange between president obama, mitt romney and moderator candy crowley later told greta van susteren the president spoke to him after the debate and confided that the administration hadn't officially branded benghazi terrorist attack more swiftly because the president feared harm premature, erroneous statement could do in mideast. >> i could only speculate to give himself time to try to uncover the information he needed to uncover. to find out who was responsible for the terrorist killings. other than that, i have no reason why the story circulated for so long. obviously it was not true. ♪ >> one day after memorial service held for her son in california, chris stevens' mother told interviewer she has heard nothing from the white house. >> do you feel like your questions have been answered? >> you have to know something about something to have questions about it. i don't know enough really to ask questions. >> how much does it matter to you, to know? >> well, it doesn't bring him back, does it? >> much attention has been paid to the tv appearances made by the u.n. ambassador susan r
romney is making stops in the battleground states of nevada and iowa. senior national correspondent john roberts tells us what the candidates are telling their supporters about the final stretch. >> the final debate behind him, romney dropped my reference to foreign policy, going heavy on domestic issues. hammering the president for lacking a clear agenda for a second term. >> the president has been unable to find an agenda and to communicate an agenda and defend an agenda. that's a reason why we know he is out of ideas. and out of excuses. in november you will put him out of office. >> as he did in the primaries, romney trying to create air of inevitably, claiming he has momentum and president is fading. >> obama campaign is slipping and shrinking. our campaign is a growing movement across this country! the latest real clear politics average of polls has romney up less than a point nationally. toe's gapup will tracking shows a slight decline for romney but still at 50%. polls in all the battleground states are within the margin of error. >> for his part, the president on a day long blit
evening. i'm bret baier. 27 days from a rapidly evolving presidential election. governor romney is now ahead of president obama in just released fox news polls this hour. 46 to 45%. he also has a one percentage point lead, one-point lead advantage over the president in favorability opinion. 52 to 51. shift of four points. top story tonight is the growing fall-out from last month's terror attack in libya. the obama administration conflicting statements about it. that tells you how serious this has become. fox team coverage. ed henry looks at the latest episode of obama administration damage control. but we begin with chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge on what went down today just behind me on capitol hill. good evening. >> thank you, bret. lawmakers question today whether the president political agenda throw security decisions on the ground in libya and assertions by the administration. >> there was no protest. the state department, f.b.i. a others have that video. >> the top state department official who testified before house government oversight committee confirmed h
is with romney campaign in iowa. ed henry is not. with a look at how president obama is handling this emergency, much differently than the last. good evening, ed. >> the president took heat from how he reacted to benghazi. so they are struggling and scrambling to stay on top of the storm with the rain and wind whipping around in washington. aides say the president stuck here and off the campaign trail until wednesday. >> i just received a full briefing from energy response teams. >> the last time president obama faced a crisis, the terror attack in libya last month he went ahead with campaign events in nevada and colorado. given sandy's wrath closer to the election this time is intent to look presidential. today he canceled series of campaign vents and convening a high-level conference call in white house situation room. >> this is going to be a big and powerful storm. all across the eastern seaboard, serve taking the appropriate preparations. >> except the president tried to get in one last campaign appearance. leighing washington late sunday to be in orlando this morning for the big roll-out
, that this was an act of terror. >> republican mitt romney confronted the president and charged he was rewriting history. >> it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> let m he did in in fact, sir. >> can you say it a little louder. >> she has since back pedaled a bit. did the president say this was an act of certificate record? no. he said these acts of terror. h he was in the rose garden to talk about benghazi. >> crowley was more skeptical on meher own show, sunday, septembr 30th, when senior advisor david axelrod said it was terror early on. >> they said it was part of the tape. >> as the director of national intelligence said on friday, that was the original information given to us. >> he was referring to an unusual statement on september 28th from james clapper clarifying the intelligence had evolved which is used to explain why susan rice said a video, not terror, would explain it. in fact, mr. obama spoke of terror generally. >> no actsz o acts of terror wie the resolve of this great nation. >> spokesman james ca carney did not call it terror until
numbers indicate big gains by mitt romney in one crucial state. chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us about major rumbling in florida. >> during bike week in da toena beach, romney planned a laterally for florida electoral vote. romney is leading 48 to 45%. eight-point swing since last month. within the margin of error. on whom voters trust to handle the economy, romney surged to 50% over mr. obama at 43. >> i believe we can have economic renaissance soon. >> the romney-ryan victory strategy assumes a florida win and that it will hinge on g.o.p. turn-out on the corridor from tampa to atlantic. the "sentinel" newspaper endorsed romney writing we have little confidence that obama would be more successful managing the budget or economy in the next four years so we're recommending romney in this race. joe biden was nearby tampa stumping in sun city. >> i have news for governor romney and congressman ryan. they are dead wrong. america is neither dependent nor are we in decline. period. the president is ahead by three points in the margin of error. buckeye state, obama more trusted
: good evening. i'm bret baier. it's all tied up. the razor thin lead governor romney had coming out of the first debate has vanished. his final campaign stop and ad spending point to an expanding map, though. chief political correspondent carl cameron leads off our coverage tonight. from florida. >> in florida, romney return full blown campaigning after hurricane sandy. >> make sure that you go vote early. if you have a dollar extra, send it to the red cross for our friends in harm's way. i love you and i appreciate it. together we'll win. >> the latest fox polls nationally show dead even tie at 46% each. romney lead with independents is at 7 points down from 12 at the beginning of the month. with little hope of images to rival the president touring the disaster zone with chris christie today, romney introduced by the popular former governor jeb bush and marco rubio and resumed the rally rhetoric. >> i believe this is the year for us to take a different course. i will bring real change and real reform. >> in florida, the latest quinnipiac poll gives the president a one-point neng th
alert. what started as a slow trickle in polls, heading romney's way turned in to quite something else tonight. while it's not a full gusher of strong poll numbers yet for the republican nominee. things are moving his direction. across the country. mitt romney now has take an two-point lead over the president in the latest gallup poll of likely voters. 49% to 47%. for the first time since last october, romney leads in the real clear politic average of polls, the national average. the numbers 48 to 47.3. we have fox team coverage of the race for the presidency. chief white house correspondent ed henry is traveling with the president in columbus, ohio. chief political correspondent carl cameron is with the romney campaign. across the way in cuyahoga falls. >> reporter: mr. romney stormed in the buckeye state. for the first time since the democratic convention in early september, he is either tied, in some cases now leading in the polls. surging in both national and battle ground state polls the latest american research group poll shows romney ahead in colorado 50 to 46. ohio, romney at 4
office. >> top advisor to republican romney vowed with foreign policy on the table tonight, the president will face some heat. >> i think governor romney quite properly will be asking questions, probing and trying to ask the president to man up, accept responsibility. and explain to the american people the failure that result in four american deaths. >> what big question is if he was briefed on intelligence regarding earlier attacks on the consulate in benghazi. andrew card told fox today the state department would have looped in the white house. >> it would have been known in white house situation room and known by national security advisor. the homeland security advisor and chief of staff. i suspect the president. >> in interview with wendell goler, clinton hedged how far up the chain it went. >> i can't speak to who knew what about that. >> meanwhile, u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice told the "washington post" there was no attempt to cherry pick explanations for the terror attack. >> while she now claims she does not want to blame the intelligence community she added it was purel
election. governor romney is now ahead of president obama in just released fox news polls this hour. 46 to 45%. he ao has a one perntag t , ooiea vae trentoritin 52 to 51. shift of four points. top story tonight is the growing fall-out from last month's terror attack in libya. the obama administration thasecowiog statements about. teove. henry looks at the latest episode of obama administration damage ntrol. but we begin wh chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge on what went down today just behind me on capitol hill. good evening. laeresodwhr pren lil aahr security decisions on the ground in libya and assertions by the administration. >> there was no protest. ot hth veeparent, f.b he s dtm fi wti be usventversight committee confirmed he told lawmakers a day after this attack on the benghazi consulate that he believed it was terrorism. >> i belie it was the ne lthy i was complex attack. >> ambassador kennedy defended ambassador susan rice who five days after the attack made rounds on sunday talk shows as it was a demonstration, prompted by a youtube video for anti-islam fi
since world war ii under this policy. >> another key debate topic, healthcare. romney is defensive about his massachusetts plan. today, the obama camp charged the promise to repeal the president's law will knock millions off the insurance. republicans are circulating a secretly recorded video of a recent meeting among local government officials here in henderson where the president is doing debate prep. officials discuss how implementing the president's law will cost city employees an extra $40 a month. >> a challenge beyond belief. >> in exclusive interview with fox in nevada, senator marco rubio says the video shows the issue will blow up on the president. >> that's the tip of the iceberg. if we have four more years of obama, if obamacare is not repealed we'll have story after story of that one. >> senator rubio is here shadowing the president. he told me he agrees with governor chris christie that romney is a strong debate torso they're still not low -- strong debater, so they are still not lowering the expectation. the message is simple: the country can't afford four more months, let
republican mitt romney. >> he ridiculed the president. ridiculed the president for his effort to fight global warming and economical beneficial ways. he said oh, you'll turn back the seas. my part of america we would like it if someone could have done that yesterday. >> obama camp is also suddenly spending $650,000 on tv ads in pennsylvania. democratic stronghold with 20 electoral votes. they revealed today going on the air in pennsylvania, the obama campaign sees a bluff. stephanie cutter taking a time-out from the bipartisan kumbaya over the storm to tweet romney decision to go up and p.a. proof positive they can't make the current map work to get to 270. throwing out lifelines to pennsylvania, minnesota. #desperate. obama team responds with team romney spending money in north carolina, that battleground may not be locked down as much as the g.o.p. hoped. we'll find out who is expanding the map and who is bluffing one week from tonight. bret? >> bret: ed henry live on the north lawn. thank you. romney campaign shifted slightly from events focused on the election to one less overtly politica
challenger mitt romney. but we begin with ed henry and another statistic to hurt the president. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. the good news for the president is the economy is making up ground. but the bad news is it's still not nearly enough to get millions back to work. >> hours before the latest numbers came in showing the economy is growing too slowly to boost hiring, president obama was in ohio, stressing again he inherited a disaster. >> we can't go backwards to the policies that caused us so much trouble, that hurt so many families. we have to stick to the policies that are getting us out of this mess. >> except the new gdp numbers show the president presided over slowest rate of growth of any recovery since world war ii. obama campaign spokeswoman today admitted 2% growth is not good enough, she accused republican mitt romney of offering a, "nothing burger." >> we've created 5.2 million jobs over 32 months. what is romney's plan? he has no plan. >> romney actually reiterated his plan today in iowa. hit the white house for vowing the stimulus would lift gdp above 4% by now.
's an issue that is not going away soon. >> by october the republican presidential nominee mitt romney is regularly hitting president obama hard on libya. >> the attack on our consulate can't be blamed on a video insulting islam. despite the administration's attempts to convince of that. >> but they insist the only reason it's a political issue at all is because romney and ryan are making it one. october 11th, right before the vice presidential debate, i asked her if she really meant that. >> what are you suggesting. are you suggesting we are playing politics with this? you have been -- >> this has become the political topic. four people are dead. >> absolutely. this administration. let me get my sentence out. this administration has treated this entire tragedy with the utmost seriousness. at the same time we're doing that, we have two people campaigning around the country accusing us of covering something up. >> bret: but in the vice presidential debate itself, the moderator makes libya her first question. >> wasn't this some massive intelligence failure. >> it was a tragedy. we will
, republican mitt romney pfeiffered away. >> the vice president directly contradicted the sworn testimony of state department officials. he is doubling down on denial. >> state department officials express frustration for more security in libya denied. >> for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> raising questions about whether the vice president was passing blame for the terror attack that killed four americans. >> basically, the buck stops with the state department on security. it doesn't stop at the white house? >> made for television phrasing, ed, but the fact of the matter -- >> state department. president can't deal with basically he doesn't make those assessments? >> when it comes to the number of personnel in place at consulates, and embassies and other diplomatic facilities around the world the decisions are appropriately made at the state department. >> biden pointed the finger at intelligence officials over the confusion whether anti-muslim video sparked the attack. >> that was the assessment. as the intelligence changed their view we made it clear they changed t
romney just saying it is. tonight we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror of that day and break down the political maneuvering that has followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to that horrific night. it's a story you haven't heard. it's told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with the ambassador? >> i lived and worked with him for two months when he came on to the time i left, yeah. >> bret: no one understands more the full extent the fiasco that killed stevens. he worked with him for six months before his violent death. 24-year special forces veteran, woods' job was try to prevent such an attack occurring. >> that was my first reaction that ambassador stevens had been killed. i was angry. >> bret: why have you come forward? >> it was the hub of everything that was going on there. >> bret: we begin our story in the winter of 2011. colonel moammar khadafy is still in power but rebels are gaining control over much of libya.
policy? or is mitt romney just saying it is? tonight we will try to give you answers. we will walk you step by step fl through the terror that unfolded that day and we will breakdown the political maneuvers that is followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to the horrific night at benghazi. it's a story you haven't heard told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with ambassador tore stevens? >> i worked with him for months from the time he went on there to the time he left. >> no one knows more the full extent of the fiasco that killed stevens. he worked closely with stevens for 6 months in libya before his violent death. a 24 year u.s. special forces veteran, wood's job was to try to prevent such an attack from occurring. >> does it make you mad? >> that was my first reaction when i heard ambassador stevens had been killed. i was angry. >> why did you come forward? >> i was had at the hub of everything going on there some of the information needs to come forward.
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